Healthy lunches do not have to be time-consuming or expensive. You can send these school lunch ideas every day of the week with our simple and easy-to-make recipes.
There is a wide world of healthy packed lunches outside of sandwiches! Some of our favorite “main dishes” for lunchboxes include chicken quesadillas, muffins and yogurt, and pasta salads. We have a whole selection of more school lunch ideas below!
The real secret to packing a school lunch that your kid will eat? Let them have input, and pack whatever you think they’ll eat that will fuel their brain and keep them full through recess! Check out some of our favorite school lunch ideas:
We like to make sure all of our packed lunches include a fruit, a vegetable, some form of protein, and some sort of carbohydrate. We may include more than that, but we consider a lunch complete if it checks those four boxes. Here are some of our favorite ways to fill out a lunch box:
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Find all of our favorite school lunch ideas and recipes below. We’ve got something for everyone—gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and nut-free options can all be found below.